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Success! India's First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working

Scientists cheered and the prime minister congratulated his country on navigating "a route known to very few" to reach the Red Planet — something few other nations have accomplished.
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New Airstrikes Hit ISIS Near Syria-Turkey Border

The new attacks on the self-declared Islamic State insurgency came ahead of President Obama's address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York about the threat from extremists.
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Rural English Family Uses Doorbell To Find Lost Dog

After the border terrier was missing for days, family members took their doorbell and started ringing it down rabbit holes in nearby fields. Deep underground, Henry started barking in response.
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Obama Requests All Nations Participate In Climate Treaty

Heads of state from well over 100 countries came to New York City this week to find ways to slow climate change. The summit is a dry run for a meeting next year to draft a treaty on global warming.
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U.S. Airstrikes Also Targeted Al-Qaida Offshoot

One terrorist group targeted inside Syria was a little known al-Qaida offshoot called the Khorasan Group. It was created by al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to take advantage of the crisis in Syria.
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Media Group Evolves From Covering Vice To War Zones

Steve Inskeep talks to Vice Media founder and CEO Shane Smith about the reasons behind the rapid growth of his news and entertainment firm. Vice magazine migrated to videos, the web and documentaries.
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U.S. Bombs Blunt Islamic State In Iraq, But Haven't Forced Retreat

After more than a month of airstrikes by the U.S., the Islamic State is no longer advancing in Iraq. But it hasn't been forced out of any big cities either.
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Syrian Refugees Overwhelm World Food Program's Resources

It costs $35 million a week to feed Syrian refugees but the coffers are almost bare. Steve Inskeep talks to Muhannad Hadi of the World Food Program about the looming food shortage for Syrian refugees.
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Vatican Arrests Former Archbishop On Child Abuse Charges

Jozef Wesolowski is the first high-ranking Vatican official to face criminal charges for sexually abusing children. Steve Inskeep talks to Joshua McElwee of the National Catholic Reporter.
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In This Year Of Ebola, A Montana YMCA Is Its Brother's Keeper

Big aid agencies are gearing up to help Ebola-ravaged countries. Small communities are also pitching in. The Y in Missoula, for example, is raising money to help the Y in Freetown.

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